Digital Sandwich - a promise of reliability,
traceability and quality in food manufacture

         On 11 September 2020 

      the government announced the award of

             £147m 

                          to the winning applications in the 

       UKRI ISCF Manufacturing
Made Smarter Challenge

                                  funding round.

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The Digital Sandwich project was a winner in the challenge, receiving £4m funding to develop their groundbreaking blockchain-based system for food supply chain security

Project leaders Raynor Foods Ltd, a leading UK sandwich supplier, helping to supply the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, is leading a consortium of developers and industry partners to create this major piece of software allowing food and drinks businesses can connect online to share valuable data.

 

This information exchange will increase productivity, improve cashflow, help boost food quality and reduce waste within in the supply chain.

 

Importantly, the platform allows small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), who don’t usually have access to this kind of technology, to benefit. 

 

The final platform will have potential for application in other sectors including pharmaceutical, aerospace and automotive.